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Graduate Student Excellence Award competition

Deadline for submission: August 15 2023* 

* Should this date falls on a Friday or Saturday, the candidate will have until Sunday night to send their application.

These award aim at assisting graduate students in vision research to outperform at competitions for scholarship from granting agencies (FRQ; CIHR; others). These non-renewable nominative awards will be given to the most promising candidates.

Candidates can apply to one of the following competitions:
Excellence Award – MSc
Excellence Award – PhD

Anticipated notice of decision: end of September/ first week of October – see 2023-2024 recipient

2023-2024 Documents

INSTRUCTIONS and SECTIONS:                 Excellence Award_PDF Version_July 2023

Excellence Award_Word Version July 2023

All sections

Information guide – Training award programs : New evaluation criteria

APPLICATION FORM:                                   Electronic Form – August 15 2023


Checklist for attached documents

  • 1. Copy of the application form required by the granting agency AND these sections if you are not completing a FRQS or FRQNT application:
  • 2. Proof of residency
  • 3. Completed transcripts
  • 4. Recognition and distinctions
  • 5. Proof of registration
  • 6. Acknowledgement of submitted articles
  • 7 . Supervisor’s parts (7 or Section 7)
    • Supervisor’s FRQS/FRQNT electronic form** OR
    • Section 7. Letter of acceptance*
  • 8. Students status update from the laboratory (Excel file)


* Mandatory if you are not applying for the FRQS or FRQNT (these sections are required  in the application form) 

**Mandatory if you are applying for the FRQS/FRQNT